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Wednesday 18 April 1951

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Ricardo Fortaleza and Pierre Pettigrew. The Thing from Another World, directed by Christian Nyby, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951 while The Thorndike-Barnhart Dictionary by E.L. Thorndike and Clarence L. Barnhart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching AMC.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Thing from Another World

Directed by: Christian Nyby

Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, James Arness

Country: United States

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Father's Little Dividend

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor

Country: United States

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The Tales of Hoffmann

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Moira Shearer, Robert Rounseville, Ludmilla Tchrina

Country: United States

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The Red Badge of Courage

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin, Douglas Dick

Country: United States

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Royal Wedding

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Starring: Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Victor Borge Show

Starring: Victor Borge, Art Carney

Country: United States

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The Jack LaLanne Show

Starring: Jack LaLanne

Country: United States

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The Lawrence Welk Show

Starring: Lawrence Welk, Dick Dale, Myron Floren, Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra

Country: United States

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The Range Rider

Starring: Jock Mahoney, Dickie Jones

Country: United States

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Crusade in the Pacific

Starring: Westbrook Van Voorhis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 April 1951 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
  • Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
  • Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
  • Saint Timon
  • Saint Ursmarus (d. 713)
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Facts:
  • Make a Wish opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 102 performances
  • New York Yankee Mickey Mantle goes 1-for-4 in his 1st game
  • France, West Germany and Benelux form European Steel and Coal Community.
  • Dutch Antilles government of Da Costa Gomez forms.
  • The Treaty of Paris (1951) is adopted, establishing the European Coal and Steel Community.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1951 ?

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. Mario Lanza - The Loveliest Night Of The Year
  2. Too Young - Nat King Cole (Les Baxter & His Orchestra)

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Magazine Covers

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Thorndike-Barnhart Dictionary

By: E.L. Thorndike and Clarence L. Barnhart

This beginning dictionary is filled with hundreds of illustrations.

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The Caine Mutiny

By: Herman Wouk

The Novel that Inspired the Now-Classic Film The Caine Mutiny and the Hit Broadway Play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Herman Wouk's boldly dramatic, brilliantly entertaining novel of life-and mutiny-on a Navy warship in the Pacific theater was immediately embraced, upon ...

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New York 22

By: Ilka Chase

A novel about a woman, her lover, her Vassar College daughter and her publisher husband.

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The Far Side Of Paradise

By: Arthur Mizener

When the original edition of the first full-length biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald appeared, a decade after the writer’s death, in 1951, it was widely acclaimed as a sensitive, scholarly appraisal

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